RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-The Lost Understanding-Why We Truly Deserve


Complicated though it may be, there is no reason known why Rheumatoid Arthritis shouldn’t be UNDERSTOOD.  Will people ever understand what it really is.  Will they ever truly get that it is simply not the arthritis they have come to believe that it is.  Though arthritis is a word in our diagnosis, it is far more complicated than that.  But understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis for so many seems to be as complicated as the disease itself.  Why have so many turned their backs on understanding this disease and us?  Yes disease, that is exactly what we have and is fighting, a disease.  Fighting for understanding of this disease is very important for us because without it, we are treated less than we should be and that is a Shame. Continue reading “RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-The Lost Understanding-Why We Truly Deserve”

RA-Are You Carrying The Burden of Blame For Having Rheumatoid Arthritis


Life changes for many reasons, it’s how those changes are handled that determines the outcome.  For each of us Rheumatoid Arthritis has brought tremendous change into our lives and with it our ongoing battle to know just what to do to make those changes easier. With Rheumatoid Arthritis our lives as we knew it is gone, changed forever.  With those changes have come loss physically and mentally with us and those we love.  Are you blaming yourself? Continue reading “RA-Are You Carrying The Burden of Blame For Having Rheumatoid Arthritis”

RA -What Does Having Rheumatoid Arthritis Mean To You

Pain, Fatigue and Confusion, That Is The Meaning

Having Rheumatoid Arthritis is one of the most difficult things that a sufferer has to deal with.  Dealing with this disease can’t be fully be understood by others no matter how often we tell them and how much detail we go into about it.  The understanding unfortunately just isn’t there and our thought is, It Will Never Be!!  Others will never understand what it means to have Rheumatoid Arthritis, a disease we are forced to live with, deal with and suffer through along the way. Continue reading “RA -What Does Having Rheumatoid Arthritis Mean To You”

RA – Pain Is The Suffering Of Rheumatoid Arthritis – Our Cry

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Suffering is such a strong word.  Suffering-describes undergoing pain, distress or hardship.  Do You See Yourself In These Words!

Pain is such a strong presence.  Pain-physical suffering or discomfort caused by illness.  I Know You See Yourself In These Words! Continue reading “RA – Pain Is The Suffering Of Rheumatoid Arthritis – Our Cry”

RA-Rheumatoid Arthritis-Can I Close My Eyes


Are those sleepless nights that you find yourself battling becoming more and more the norm for you?  Do you find yourself tossing and turning fighting for sleep while fighting  pain!! Continue reading “RA-Rheumatoid Arthritis-Can I Close My Eyes”

RA – Helping Yourself Through It


We have Rheumatoid Arthritis, a disease that is so misunderstood, lacks understanding and support but something that we face each and everyday of our lives.  But try as we may, we can never seem to make others understand the impact Rheumatoid Arthritis has on us. So…… Continue reading “RA – Helping Yourself Through It”

RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-The Many Effects It Has On Our Lives


Rheumatoid Arthritis effects our lives in many, many ways.  In ways that people question, ignore or criticize. Though there are some who stick by us through our journey which is filled with struggles that we face daily and for that we are grateful.  This is a disease that will swallow us up if we give up the fight and give in to it as it takes it toll on us.  What are our struggles? Continue reading “RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-The Many Effects It Has On Our Lives”

RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-Do You Feel Alone In Your Fight


You look in the mirror, you stare at yourself, you see the new you, not the person you use to be and you wonder will you ever see an ounce of that old you ever again.  Where has that person gone, where has Rheumatoid Arthritis taken you and some of those precious in your life.  Why do I feel so alone you think!!  Have they turned their backs on me? Why Does It Have To Be This Way!!  The words and thoughts of the lonely one. Continue reading “RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-Do You Feel Alone In Your Fight”

RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-Seeing It Through Our Eyes


I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, a debilitating chronic disease.  You may or may not see it but if you can’t, don’t let my looks deceive you? What I may look like does not mean that’s how I may feel.  I am sick with a disease that you just may not be able to see from the outside but it is tearing me down from the inside.  So see what we say is our truths, look into the depths of our eyes and see all that we say we feel is real.  Take a look, tell me what you see!!!

When you look at me tell me, What Do You See:
Do I look okay
Do I look healthy
Do I look happy
Do I look lonely
Do I look sad
Do I look overwhelmed
Do I look confused; Continue reading “RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-Seeing It Through Our Eyes”

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